History is full of great pioneering explorers but none so august as Columbus. I’ve always taken this yearly Federal Holiday to reflect on time & it’s different paths. Were not Columbus to have discovered the Americas, it would have been someone else. A decade or a century later. Yet it was Columbus who won that day. Europeans, with their deep & abiding tradition of exploration, with no equal whatsoever in the Old World; found a new place to plant their flags & spread their cultures.
It was the West that discovered the Americas. Not the other way around. Let’s never forget that. What’s done is done & antiquity is gone. We live in a new age & have all moved on. Our planet is a smaller place & great new discoveries are yet to happen. Only those that are trapped in their bitterness of defeats long past – are left behind. Along with those that support that all the water under the bridge.
For the time being, the dust has settled. America is a wonderful place, except for those that just can’t see their affected tears & manufactured complaints. It doesn’t matter, because those that oppose the celebration of the discoverer & his accomplishments are ignored.
I love this day & spend only a moment thinking about those that do not share my respect.
This is a day to remember & honor the explorers of Western Civilization. A day to be proud of the spirit of discovery all around the world.